General Information on Sports Psych for a paper : LUSENET : APA Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology : One Thread

I need anyone who can to give information on Sports Psychology. Some examples of questions that I need answered are: ~How much do sports psychologists usually make? ~What kind of training and education are needed to become a sports psychologist? ~What are the employment and advancement opportunities? ~What are some related occupations? ~What is the projected future of this field? Thank you.

-- Megan Casey (, February 12, 1998


I am not in the field, but I have been gathering information for pone of my high school students. (that is how I ended up looking at your question. These are a few sources I have located or seen reference to:

Van Raalte, J.L. & Williams, J.M. (1994). Graduate training and career possibilities in exercise and sport psychology. Brochure sponsored by APA Division 47, AAASP, and NASPSPA. Available from APA Division Services (202) 336-6013. For athletes: Kirschenbaum, D. (1997). Mind matters: Seven steps to smarter sport performance. Carmel, IN: Cooper (317) 574-9338. Murphy, S. (1997). The Acheivement Zone: An 8-Step Guide to peak performance in All ARenas of Life. New York, NY: Berkeley. (800) 847-5515. Orlick, T. (1990). In Pursuit of excellence. (2nd Ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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Another person working on a paper in this area also requested information. I posted this to him. You may want to look up his inquiry in case some post only to his.

If you learn of any other sources, please let me know!

-- CA Brusven (, January 12, 1999.

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